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2012-12-06 08:22:39

LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of growth in Asia-Pacific gas reserves, investments in Canada's oil sands and the dramatic increase of US shale reserves, worldwide oil and gas reserves increased in 2011. Worldwide oil reserves grew by 1% in 2011, while gas reserves rose by 4%. Oil and gas revenues experienced 27% growth in 2011. Underpinning this growth was an increase in combined exploration and development spending of 19% in 2011 to US$384b,...

Fracking Sites Are Home To Microbe Populations
2012-12-06 07:09:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers making a genetic analysis of microbes living at a fracking site have uncovered some surprises. The scientists reported that they found very few genetic biomarkers for archaea, a domain of single-celled species found in high-salt environments and hot springs. Instead, they found many more for species that derive from bacteria. The team also reported that they found the populations of microbes changed dramatically over a...

2012-12-04 14:56:46

Developers of renewable energy and shale gas must overcome fundamental geological and environmental challenges if these promising energy sources are to reach their full potential, according to a trio of leading geoscientists. Their findings will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:15 p.m. PT at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, in Room 102 of Moscone Center West. "There is a critical need for scientists to address basic questions that have...

2012-11-29 08:23:09

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will present at the O&G Pipes Global Conference 2012 in London, UK. The conference will take place November 27 - 29 at the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel. The presentation, entitled "What Is The Shale Gas Potential In Europe And What Are The Infrastructure Needs?," will be delivered by Breitling's chief executive officer, Chris Faulkner,...

2012-11-28 08:22:43

VERONA, Wis., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Energy Solution Inc.'s Natural Gas Price Outlook, U.S. shale gas production has increased 12-fold over the past decade. In fact, shale gas drilling now accounts for about half of the total active rigs targeting natural gas in the U.S. Shale gas is natural gas stored in organic-rich, very fine-grained rocks such as shale, mudstone or laminated siltstones. Technical challenges and cost issues previously deterred shale gas development....

2012-11-27 08:22:24

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will present at the 3(rd) annual Shale Gas Conference in Singapore. The conference will take place November 28 - 30 at the Hilton Singapore Hotel. The keynote presentation, entitled "North-American Shale Gas Outlook and Ensuing Investment Opportunities for Asia," will be delivered by Breitling's chief executive officer, Chris Faulkner, and...

2012-11-27 08:21:38

KYIV, Ukraine, November 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It is profitable to explore and produce gas in Ukraine now, John Dizard says in his article for Financial Times. He explains that gas is cheaper in America and, to get sizeable returns, companies search for more cost-effective deals elsewhere. "The Ukrainian gas prices are high enough to pay for the costs of shale and coal-bed gas, which are much higher than conventional gas," he writes. While gas in the U.S. is priced at...

2012-11-27 08:21:36

HOUSTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hart Energy and the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) will jointly present the 2nd( )annual Developing Unconventionals (DUG(TM)) Canada conference and exhibition, Feb. 25-27, at the TELUS Convention Centre, in Calgary, Alberta. This year's conference theme, "Changing Dynamics - Unconventional Resources Require Unconventional Capital," supports a diverse topical agenda. The event program will examine liquids-rich plays --...

2012-11-14 12:22:50

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will present at China International Shale Gas Summit 2012 in Chongqing, China. The conference will take place November 14th through 16th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverside Hotel. The presentation, entitled "The North American Learning Curve: The Pathway Forward for China Shale Gas," will be delivered by Breitling's chief executive officer,...

2012-11-05 12:21:36

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breitling Oil and Gas Corporation, an independent exploration and production company based in Irving, Texas, will present at 3rd Annual UGAS 2012 Unconventional Gas Asia Summit in Beijing, China. The conference will take place November 5th through 7th at the Renaissance Capital Beijing Hotel. The presentation, entitled "Learning the Successful Experiences of Shale Gas E&P in US," will be delivered by Breitling's chief executive officer, Chris...